It has been ten years since Scream followers final caught up with Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox), and Dewey Riley (David Arquette) within the city of Woodsboro. The long-awaited fifth installment to the franchise is hitting theaters in January, and yesterday noticed the long-awaited launch of the primary trailer for the movie, which is just titled Scream. There’s quite a bit to unpack from the trailer, however do not get too wrapped up in the whole lot you see. In keeping with administrators Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett (Prepared or Not), the trailer is crammed with misdirects. 

“That may be a very protected assumption,” Bettinelli-Olpin replied when requested by Bloody Disgusting if the trailer contains necessary plot particulars in addition to misdirection. “This was a tough trailer for [marketing] to place collectively, and I feel one of many issues we’re proud of is that something that you simply may assume is a spoiler on this, there is a good likelihood you are fallacious. There are misdirects inside the film. There are misdirects inside the trailer. For us, that is simply the enjoyable of the entire thing to make this an enormous whodunnit. Spoilers suck, however the enjoyable as followers is to speak about who is perhaps the killer. Then to undergo it forensically to attempt to discover out and see for those who can win the sport, principally.”

“I can say that each nook of this film, in the course of the making of it, we now have been very conscious methods to service followers, the place the misdirects are taking place, and the trail that we wish to lead individuals down. Clearly, with out spoiling the film, we will definitely say that the trailer is unquestionably doing that dance,” Gillet added. “A part of what we love in regards to the Scream motion pictures, and what we love in regards to the Scream fandom is simply how deep individuals watch these motion pictures. We predict a number of the enjoyable of this expertise is that this forensic watching of issues and making an attempt to determine who the killer is. It is all part of what’s so distinctive and so particular about this franchise to us. As deep, deep followers of the unique 4, we took pains to populate the world of this film, and positively the supplies with as many enjoyable nods and Easter eggs and misdirects as doable.”

Gillet continued, “I will add to that, one of many issues we love in regards to the authentic 4 and, after all, the script that Jamie [Vanderbilt] and Man [Busick] wrote, is that there is a stage of meta sophistication to what these motion pictures are. They’re so conscious of what you, as an viewers member, are in all probability conscious of going into the expertise, so it is the job of the story to flip these expectations upside-down as many occasions as doable. And it is begun. Now that these supplies are out on the planet, that course of has began, and it has been so thrilling to see individuals’s reactions.”

The brand new Scream is scheduled to debut in theaters on January 14, 2022.